Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering (GCertPetrolE)

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Special Notes

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The Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering will provide graduates with a foundation in Petroleum Engineering and open up opportunities for entering into the exploration and production (upstream) part of the petroleum industry. It is also aimed at petrotechnical professionals already working in the upstream petroleum industry who wish to advance their technical careers in
petroleum engineering. Individuals who have a relevant degree with a strong mathematics component (such as geophysics,
physics, applied mathematics), or who have significant upstream petroleum industry experience, may also be eligible for, and
benefit from, this program.

The program is suitable for students with no prior experience in petroleum engineering. In this program, students undertake four courses. The program provides a pathway, and advanced standing, to further learning in the Master of Petroleum Engineering.

The Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units
Core courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
PETROENG 7042 Drilling Engineering and Well Completion 3
PETROENG 7058 Petroleum Geology and Geophysics 3
PETROENG 7059 Reservoir Engineering VII 3
PETROENG 7063 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering 3